Another offseason is here for 20 NFL teams, which means former Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden is likely to be mentioned among many of the seven current head-coaching openings.
Seasoned NFL fans have been down this road during most offseasons since 2008, the last year Gruden had a coaching job. He's been in the announcing booth at ESPN since.
However, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported Tuesday that there may be some substance to the Gruden-to-Team-X rumors this offseason.
Appearing on ESPN's Mike and Mike in the Morning, Mortensen said to "watch" Gruden for a head-coaching job (via Pro Football Talk):
I have to say, we all have to watch our Jon Gruden — ESPN’s Jon Gruden. It makes everybody at ESPN nervous when we say that, but we haven’t heard one way or the other. He is very happy at ESPN, but we know that he is on the tip of a lot of tongues with NFL people.
Nothing concrete has been reported yet, but there are fits available for Gruden's services. In the following slides, we'll power rank the best fits for the former head coach.